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Kopernik in action:
09 April 2018
Has something or someone successfully influenced you to take action? Possibly to buy an item, sign a petition, or donate to a cause? What goes in your mind as you decide whether to comply: Is it because you obtained factual information on the importance of the cause? Or perhaps the person is a friend, and you want to maintain rapport? Is it because you trust their expertise on the issue, or simply because everyone else seems to be doing it?
27 February 2018
Similar to other entrepreneurs, not all “Wonder Women”-- Kopernik clean energy technology micro-entrepreneurs-- remain in business after their first year of operation. Once their immediate markets-- family, neighbors, social circles-- reach a saturation point, we notice that one of two things happens: some women are ready to expand their business into new markets, while others show diminished interest and often stop participating in the program.
23 May 2017
We recently conducted small-scale research in a middle school in East Sumba to investigate whether reusable menstrual pads had any impact on school attendance. While we found that girls in this area missed fewer school days because of menstruation than we expected, we did gather several other interesting insights.
03 November 2016
In the age of growing climate change concerns, CO2 emission reductions gained from the use of improved biomass stoves have become a hot topic. Many organisations are keen to measure reductions to better understand the impact of their stove distribution programs and to potentially convert them to valuable carbon credits.